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Environmental Commission



The Fairfield Environmental Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are held at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive.

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The Environmental Commission consists of nine members.  Membership is comprised as follows:

Citizen Representative Veronica Craig Term expires:  3/31/2018
Citizen Representative Rita Rings Term expires:  3/31/2018
Citizen Representative Joseph Stoeber Term expires:  3/31/2018
Citizen Representative David Colteryahn Term expires:  3/31/2019
Citizen Representative David Sheehan Term expires:  3/31/2019
Citizen Representative Gwen Ritchie Term expires:  3/31/2019
Citizen Representative Donna Faulk Term expires:  3/31/2020
Citizen Representative Vivian Paul Term expires:  3/31/2020
Citizen Representative Amelia Geiser Term expires:  3/31/2020
Parks and Recreation Board Representative Dean Bruewer N/A


Duties and Functions

The City of Fairfield Environmental Commission shall serve as an advisory body to the City of Fairfield Parks and Recreation Board for the purpose of promoting Environmental Stewardship and maintaining and increasing the amount of tree cover on public and private land in Fairfield by coordinating, initiating and publicizing activities that affect the Community Forest and Community Environmental Resources and specifically to:

  • Educate and encourage the public about the ecological, economic, and aesthetic benefits of forests in general and Fairfield's forest in particular and recognize good tree management practices.
  • Educate and encourage the public on the importance of Environmental Stewardship and Natural Resources Conservation.
  • Enlist the support of civic groups who can contribute time, seek sponsorships and partnerships from local businesses and recommend applications for foundation and government grants when appropriate for the Community Forestland Natural Resources Conservation.
  • Encourage property owners to preserve backyard wildlife habitats and to plant and maintain trees, subject to other applicable ordinances.
  • Review the City's Comprehensive Tree and Planting Management Plan, Chapters 901 and 1129 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Fairfield, Ohio and make recommendations regarding same.
  • Pursue recognition as a tree friendly City from organizations external to the community i.e., the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City and growth award.


City of Fairfield
Parks & Recreation
411 Wessel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 867-5348 (phone)
(513) 867-6070 (fax)

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm